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Matthew 24:10-12 NIV “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and MANY FALSE PROPHETS WILL APPEAR and DECEIVE MANY PEOPLE. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,”
In the verse above Jesus is talking about something contributing to people’s love growing cold. Jesus said there would be MANY FALSE PROPHETS which are always accompanied by an, “Increase of wickedness,” wherever you find them. When we think of a false prophet the first picture that comes to mind might be a prosperity get money preacher, or a supposed man or woman of God that teaches false doctrines. But are they the only kind of false prophets Jesus was talking about? False prophets or people who make a habit of prophesying falsely are everywhere! They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. They are in every occupation. Some are politicians, movie stars, musicians, rappers, singers, doctors, lawyers, dishwashers, school teachers, bus drivers, waiters, waitresses, mechanics, you get the picture. Jesus said there would be MANY of them in the time of the end. They don’t have to be the obvious phony church Pastors and Teachers. Social media outlets like YouTube, Instagram, etcetera are filled with them!😳
Don’t get me wrong, social media can be used for good purposes, but you know the old saying, “Bad news travels fast.” Sadly news of the misfortunes in the world always travels fast, but wrong interpretations of them travel even faster through the mouths of false prophets. Their messages are hurting people; causing confusion, and causing their love to grow cold. Do you know what the Bible calls true prophesying? Most folks think it just means foretelling the future because that’s what prophets did and do. Check out this verse:
1 Corinthians 14:3 NIV “But the one who PROPHESIES speaks to people for their STRENGTHENING, ENCOURAGING and COMFORT.”
We’re right at the finish line. This is not the time to be indifferent and lose the race. I know you get tired sometimes, I do too. But if we persevere a little longer we will be glad forever we did!😂 Our Lord will reward us with the crown of eternal life!
Yes, ANYONE who speaks to people to strengthen them, encourage them, and comfort them is prophesying.😊 I didn’t say they are a, “Prophet,” or “Prophetess,” someone called to be a spokesperson for God 24/7 for life. But they are indeed prophesying. Now imagine someone who does the very opposite 24/7 for life. Instead of strengthening people they are always bashing them or tearing folks down withy their words. Instead of encouraging people they instill fear in them. And instead of comforting others their speech is always disrespectful and painful. We are all guilty of doing these things at some point, but imagine someone who does this 24/7 like it’s they’re calling.😳 Some folks on social media will tell you that this is their calling! They justify it by saying their job is to expose folks, and they’re just telling the truth. But are they not FALSELY prophesying; doing the very opposite of what true prophesying is? Because of how they use their tongues would it be unfair to put them in the category of false prophets?🤔
Listening to God’s words have wholesome effects on us. Any Christian who’s been a Christian for a while knows this. You know how you feel when you regularly, diligently, study your Bible. You feel strong as an ox. We must fight not to be lured in by social media which is designed to pull our attention away from the comforting, encouraging, and strengthening words of God.
We’re so close to the end guys. We’re right at the finish line. This is not the time to be indifferent and lose the race. I know you get tired sometimes, I do too. But if we persevere a little longer we will be glad forever we did!😂 Our Lord will reward us with the crown of eternal life! Avoid serpents and scorpions who are always biting with their words. I hope this article has encouraged you. Be blessed.
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Earlier this week I posted an article titled, “If We Hate People We’re Gonna Die.” The article has been rewritten and the title changed which now reads, “Let Us Not Hate People.” God showed me that certain things said in that piece could have been taken the wrong way. Which means I said them wrong. Hence I spoke insensitively. I do apologize if you read the original article titled, “If We Hate People We’re Gonna Die” and came away feeling like, “If I don’t preach the gospel as much as others that means I must hate people like Jonah did and I’m doomed.” God knows that wasn’t at all what I intended. But they say the road to hell is sometimes paved with good intentions. Never mind my intentions. As a speaker of God’s word I have an obligation to reflect God’s heart, and I don’t believe I did a good job of that in the original article. I do believe (and hope God feels the same) that the rewritten article “Let Us Not Hate People,” shows a more balanced viewpoint from God’s word. I do again apologize if I offended any of you.
Sincerely Your Brother,
Jonah 4:11 ESV “Should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?”
What do you expect from a people who do not know their left hand from their right? You expect them to know how to do what is right?
How can you expect someone who doesn’t know their left hand from their right hand to do what is right?
They’re mentally screwed up.
Instead of putting them down you need to spend more time teaching them.
Turn your anger into merciful compassion and help please.😊